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To thrive in the new era of the empowered client, law firms must make investments designed to modernise the way they run their firms and service their clients. This requires changing culture, developing new competencies, and operationalising new ways of working. Innovative technologies are key enablers to accelerating rms’ transformations in these areas. New research […]

Procurement and state aid update: preparing for Brexit

By David Kilduff, Richard Auton or Richard Butterworth On 13 September 2018, the UK government published further guidance on the future of public procurement in the UK in the event of a “no deal” Brexit. What next for UK public procurement? Under current rules, all procurement opportunities that fall within the scope of the EU procurement […]

Third-party redevelopment – Landlord may oppose tenant’s lease renewal

By Matthew Lonergan, Lucy Shepherd A recent case has confirmed that a landlord was entitled to oppose its tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 where redevelopment of the site was to be undertaken by a third party. Background The case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd concerned the security of […]

Data protection: sunset of £500k, dawn of GDPR enforcement and horizon of Brexit

By JP Buckley In just a short space of time, the ever-evolving world of data protection and cyber has seen yet more change: 1. Potentially one of the last enforcement actions under the Data Protection Act 1998 against Equifax – and a maximum £500,000 fine for them for failing to secure UK citizens’ personal data against […]

Officer of judgment debtor can be committed for failure to provide information – CoA

Deutsche Bank AG v Mr Alexander Vik [2018] EWCA Civ 2011 This judgment is the latest instalment in the long-running litigation between Deutsche Bank (“DB”) and the Monaco-based billionaire, Alexander Vik. In 2008, Mr Vik’s personal investment vehicle, Sebastian Holdings, Inc. (“SHI”), incurred huge debts to DB after it made a series of heavily loss […]

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Andrews, Mark – Hot 100

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer will be specifically excluded from Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) review of external advisers after the firm was barred from acting for Philip Green on the entrepreneur’s failed bid for the retailer last summer. It is understood that M&S, which started a review of its advisers last week, will not be inviting Freshfields […]

Jones Day Hong Kong partner quits for Pacific Media

Jones Day Hong Kong corporate partner Steven Goodman has left to join leading Asian telecoms company Pacific Media. Goodman joined Pacific Media as an executive director and group legal adviser yesterday (5 January) He had been with Jones Day for just under 18 months , having joined in July 2003 from Denton Wilde Sapte’s defunct […]

Irwin Mitchell senior partner awarded CBE

Irwin Mitchell senior partner Michael Napier has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List for his work promoting pro bono. Napier, the Attorney General’s Pro Bono Envoy, becomes a CBE. Other lawyers honoured included last year’s Lord Mayor of the City of London, Linklaters partner Robert Finch and former Hammonds partner Digby Jones, now […]

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